Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Vonnegut rounds up several familiar themes and Bluebeard: A Novel (Delta Fiction) – Kindle edition by Kurt Vonnegut. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN She soon has him writing his memoirs, which he titles Bluebeard; and it is a pearl of a book. Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is the fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed former artist of the Abstract Expressionist era.

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Version of the Fairytale Bluebeard: Writing About Writing for People Who Don’t Read

He lives in the Hamptons in a huge kurg with perhaps the greatest collection of Abstract Expressionistic art in the world; he had managed to pick them up back in the day when kurg were almost being given away. To more fully understand the significance of the two view points represented by these two characters, the nature of their relationship becomes increasingly important. Bluebeard 1 10 May 01, But sadly I was disappointed.

Kurt Vonnegut wrote so many books that sometimes a real gem gets lost in the shuffle.

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. This book is an excellent example of how levity can be just as good at delivering a polemic against war as more gritty, realistic depictions like you might find in The Kindly Ones or in Hollywood movies. Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? Audible Download Audio Books. The Kitsch Writer Circe Berman is actually a popular author of kitsch young adult novels that are “useful, frank and intelligent, but as literature hardly more than workmanlike” under the pseudonym, Polly Madisonwho is writing a biography of her deceased husband, Abe a brain surgeon.


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I’m also biased because the main character was Armenian, and I could relate. It has a more subtle humour that lends itself to better storytelling.

That said, over the last six years, it’s vonneugt haunted me what ol’ Rabo was keeping secret in that potato barn. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. Feb 18, Sandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: After a drink and supper, Karabekian invites her to stay with him, as Paul Slazinger does. I’ll miss the wonderful characters Vonnegut has created. His narrator, Rabo Karabekian, points out that most of the veterans in those movies are the age he was when he returned home, and not the young striplings whose lives are shattered on the front.

Wyeth or Howard Pyle vibea very popular illustrator, is worth the entire cost of reading anything clunky in some of the other sections.

Perhaps more than any other post-modern author, Vonnegut has thoughtfully tackled why post-modernism, as a reflection of its time, has confused or even destroyed the lines that have traditionally separated high art from low art, things such as literature from things vonnsgut as science fiction.

Gregory makes Rabo promise to learn bluegeard heart the sentence, “The Emperor has no clothes. Which can be a good thing as his blueebard works were meant to be biting satire and not high literature.


I really liked this one. Bluebeard is a fictional autobiography of a cranky old Armenian modern painter living alone on a beachside estate. We cannot help being meat. The absurdity of war is a note that Vonnegut loves to play. Sometimes this is poignant: The potato barn is the home of Vojnegut studio and holds his “secret”.

His goal in life was to become a well-known artist, but life got in the way.

They came home to the wife and kids and swimming pool after every grueling day in front of the cameras, after firing off blank cartridges while men all around them were spitting catsup. I would call this the most mature of any of Vonnegut’s books that I have read so far. It just flows with such ease, elegance, and efficiency. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.

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Rabo himself is missing an eye. He is self-deprecating, but he does not wallow in self-pity. When you grow up and leave the history classroom for the less comfortable world outside, you realize that nothing is really so simple as the textbook makes it appear.

BLUEBEARD is basically a straightforward story, taking place entirely in a “believable” reality, whereas many of his other books contain elements of science fiction, science fantasy, and other fantastical shhhhtuufff. The text has its up and downs, and the reader experiences the highs and lows of Rabo’s life.